Why am I not able to run a mysql server on my debian droplet?

When it asks me to input a new root password for the main mysql user, it says that it can’t set a password because a password is already set or because it can “contact the mysql server” and then when it’s supposed to start the server, it prompts the following error:

Thank you in advance guys

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Do you, by chance, have any recent snapshots of your droplet? So you can simply spin up a new one (and destroy the damaged one)?

I’m not working on a fresh Debian install. My droplet’s main problem is that someone has been playing with permissions and that’s why it’s not working well, since some other applications give perms errors. <br> <br>I’ve already contacted DigitalOcean’s support but they told me that they can’t help me since they’re an unmannaged hosting service.

Are you working from a fresh install of Debian? Have you followed any tutorials up to this point? If so, which ones?